Inside the machine.
As Written with Liberty Unyielding and this report, by Ginni Thomas, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation and Liberty Unyielding.
Capital Research Center (CRC), launched in 1984, is America’s investigative think tank focused on monitoring the center-left.
CRC lifts up the hood to expose how left-wing entities and donors operate to fundamentally transform American politics, and how they seek to consolidate government power while manipulating public opinion.
Scott Walter, the new president of CRC, sat down for an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation in which he explained how the Democratic Party previously directed and controlled the left’s agenda and funding of all allied groups.
But much of this tactic has changed.
Today, nonprofits — with their donors, leaders, and strategies — and even a few of their for-profit friends, are more important than the party. In the last decade, Walters said, liberal donors such as Tom Steyer and George Soros have become more independent with a shadowy group of special interests directing the agenda and issues at play.
Walter added that few understand that the Clinton Foundation is “not a foundation.” Instead, “legally, it is a public charity,” which “exists to get money, not to give money away which helps to understand why it has given almost no money away.” It has paid for lots of first-class travel and giveaways to the Clintons and their friends, Walter explained.
Walter added that the Memorandum of Understanding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed with the Obama White House in 2008 about the family foundation seems to be “an empty letter.”
Walter discussed an example of crony capitalist schemes that enriched people like Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s Democrat governor. McAuliffe was able to “get tax dollars for his business, foreign national investment for his business, political contributions for him and his friends, and millions for the Clinton Foundation,” by using a controversial immigration provision that grants foreign nationals green cards.
“That’s quite an operation,” Walter said.
Nowadays, according to CRC, the left also has an entire network of scientific data specialists and social scientists who test new packaging, new social media strategies, and micro-target messages to manipulate public opinion for their cause.
Few on the right, according to Walter, even know what their adversaries are ……..
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